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The least wealthy of Norwegian pensioners are worth millions

Even the humblest 20 percent of households of older Norwegians are good for about NOK 2 million each.

How Norwegians made sure criminals went to Hell

During the Middle Ages, people were deeply concerned about the fate of bad criminals: Not only was it necessary to punish them on Earth, but every effort had to be made to make certain they went to Hell.

Diabetics who can’t detect their own low blood sugar

Some people with diabetes do not notice when their blood sugar level is getting dangerously low. NTNU researchers are trying to understand why.

Machines will be able to diagnose cancer

Norwegian researchers are working on the automation of the work being done by medical specialists today.

Pregnant women who eat fewer eggs and meat can have kids with late brain development

Norwegian researchers have found that five-year-olds who received little vitamin B12 as infants tend to have greater problems solving various language and numerical problems as well as understanding other children's emotions.

Norwegian study links flu vaccine to narcolepsy risk

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found an elevated risk of narcolepsy among children and young adults who were vaccinated against the swine flu seven years ago. Some who did not take the vaccine against the pandemic of 2009 also developed this severe sleeping disorder.

How much man made noise can the marine environment withstand?

The marine environment is not as quiet as it used to be. And humans are to blame. How does this affect animals living in the ocean?

Why seniors should try gaming

Game technology can prevent seniors from falling and improve their balance, strength and coordination. But the games must be designed completely differently than those for young people, a new study shows.

Archaeologists discover a thousand-year-old toy boat

The boat from an abandoned water well gives archaeologists tantalizing clues about the culture that produced the object.

Looking for answers from indigenous peoples on the tundra

What happens when indigenous peoples are exposed to globalisation and assimilation? Is it possible for them to maintain their cultural heritage and continue with their traditional way of life? Zoia Vylka Ravna went to the Nenets on the Russian tundra in search of answers.